When you read Cyan and Myst together, it should send shivers of excitement down the spines of real Myst fans (see what I did there?). Myst players still adore the adventure series by indie developer Cyan. I’m exhilarated to say that Cyan Worlds has just announced that realMyst: Masterpiece Edition is coming to the Nintendo Switch!
Alright, so many of you may be squinting at the screen now. What is Myst and why am I wetting my panty over it? Brothers Robyn and Rand Miller released the first Myst puzzle game on PC in 1993 by . The highly successful Riven sequeled it, followed by more games until the final Myst V.
Of course, the Myst legacy didn’t die there. In the same puzzle adventure atmosphere, Cyan launched Obduction on 24 August 2016 (review here). Also, I wrote a detailed article on ‘From MYST To OBDUCTION: Everything You Need to Know for Our Upcoming Review‘. If that doesn’t make it clear how obsessed I am with Myst, I have every original PC game, Xbox Game, Steam game, Android game and Myst books every produced by the mighty hands of CEO, Rand Miller and company.
Alright. Enough about me. Let’s get to the announcement. The realMyst: Masterpiece Edition will launch on the Nintendo Game Store in North America and Europe on 21 May 2020. Pre-orders begin in North America on Thursday,14 May 2020.
The realMyst: Masterpiece Edition will be available for the special introductory price of $15.99 USD during the pre-order period through 28 May. After that date, the price will be $19.99 USD. While Europe will not have a pre-order period, the special introductory price will be extended through 4 June.
Here are some words from Cyan Worlds CEO, Rand Miller:
“It’s been 25 years since Myst became your world. This newly refreshed and rebuilt version is all the things you loved about Myst, but now you are free to investigate this strange world in your own way. You can explore anywhere. Pick your own path through the forest on Myst Island and seek shelter from the thunderstorm in Stoneship Age. Whether you’re visiting Myst Island for the first time, or you’ve been exploring the island for years – there’s never been a better reason to let the surrealistic Ages of realMyst: Masterpiece Edition become your world.”
We’ll be ready to review realMyst: Masterpiece Edition as soon as it’s available.
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